6 Facts You May Not Know about French Bulldogs

6 Facts You May Not Know about French Bulldogs

French Bulldogs are increasingly becoming one of the most popular breeds among dog lovers all over the world. These adorable pups come in handy sizes, and dole out ample amounts of love. Apart from their smiley face and little stature, many people don’t know a lot about these furry bundles of love. Here are six fascinating things you probably haven’t heard about Frenchies.

1. They are English not French.

The French bulldog has originated from England where they were first bred. The French Bulldog soon gained popularity among the elites and middle class of France, with many Parisians owning one as a lapdog. Eventually, the Americans bred them and gave them the now famous bat ear, a distinctive feature of Frenchies. This makes the French bulldog an international breed. So, when you hear French Bulldog or Frenchie, don’t confuse their origins for France.

2. Frenchies are emotional.

Because they were bred as lovable lap dogs, Frenchies tend to emotional to a fault. Emotional in the sense they can become moody if you scold them for doing something wrong. Have you ever seen a dog make a face before? That’s a common feature of a French bulldog. They smile, pout and even Frenchie talk to let you know how they feel. If you have a French bulldog, the best you can do is provide loads of positive encouragement as possible while reducing punishment and negative feedback.

3. They are vocal.

The Frenchie doesn’t have a big bark, but it makes a statement. From howls, growls, gargles, yips to yawns, these lovely animals are talkative and will always have something to contribute to family discussions. So when you are feeling lonely or need a companion to sing along with you, these garrulous pups will support you with their unique doggy sounds which if often referred to as the Frenchie talk.

4. They will sink in water.

While many dog breeds love frolicking in water, the Frenchie is an exception because it is a brachycephalic dog. Brachy dog breeds have a big head and a short skull with tight nostrils that make respiration difficult, especially in water. So, if you are going near water for any reason, keep a life jacket/vest on your dog and pay close attention. Always keep them cool on a hot day to avoid obstruction of breathing.

5. French Bulldogs do not do well in flights.

Because of their respiratory system, which causes a condition called BOAS, brachy dogs such as the French bulldog have difficulty breathing at heights. When you are going on a trip that requires flights, consider handing your Frenchie to your dog-loving neighbor or hire a dog sitter to keep him happy while you are away. If you have to take your Frenchie on the trip consider these tips we previously mentioned.

6. Extremely brave.

They may have little stature but they are bigger than life. We have posted several videos on our Instagram (@Frenchiestore) that prove they really are not scared of anything. In one video the Frenchie was chasing 2 bear cubs out of the front yard, in another video the Frenchie was barking at a lioness through a glass window. Both videos will make you hold your breath but one thing is for sure, Frenchies do not think they are small and do not show any fear whatsoever.

 

We would like to hear what you think we may have missed above that surprised you about your Frenchie. Feel free to email us Hello@Frenchiestore.net


9 Responses

Leighta
Leighta

April 16, 2024

I have a VERY annoying Frenchie! I put him out he whines, as soon as I get out of bed he whines until I go to him, he stays at my side when I eat constantly drooling, robs cats food eats their poo constantly chases them, wants to fight every dog he sees while I walk him and always tries to eat rubbish, I’ve had him 18 months and he’s always been this way. Only reason I still gave him is my son otherwise I’d definitely of got rid, not the cute well behaved dog I was told

Kelley
Kelley

March 15, 2024

We have a female frenchie that is nearing 1 year old. Her personality is larger than most people!! She communicates with us constantly by grunting and snorting. I always had large breed dogs before… however I couldn’t imagine not having our sweet Darby! All around this is the best pet I’ve ever had.

James
James

December 12, 2023

I don’t know how I would ever survive without my granddog Finn. He is the love of my life

Derrick Heath
Derrick Heath

October 24, 2023

I have a 16 week old lilac male and he cries if he can’t see me. Hope he grows out of that. But he’s so loveable.

Towanda hudson
Towanda hudson

October 03, 2022

My GranDog (I’m his grandma) talks alot an is very lovable an emotional I LOVE HIM . That’s my ZIGGY.

Sali
Sali

June 23, 2022

I have a frenchy but his not vocal at all, he dont talk but hes an extremely fussy eater, i think his got a eaten disorder myself lol

Karen Gough
Karen Gough

November 12, 2021

Thankyou this was helpful my litte girl is 9 weeks old and very vocal 💖

Richard Baginski
Richard Baginski

July 15, 2020

This was very informative and only makes me want a Frenchie even more.

Irina Colella
Irina Colella

April 14, 2019

Thanks for all the great fun facts about Frenchies and all the wonderful information about allergies. Keep these post coming they’re informative for us frenchie lovers!

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